Stockport Beer Week returns to this September to give residents the opportunity to support pubs and breweries across the borough after a challenging 18 months of pandemic restrictions.
In conjunction with National Cask Ale Week, this celebration of beer and pubs runs from 23rd September to 3rd October and is being organised by volunteers from the Stockport & South Manchester Branch of CAMRA.
The week of events, now in its seventh year, returns for 2021 to encourage people to support Stockport’s pubs, hospitality venues and breweries.
Face-to-face events taking place include beer and food pairings with renowned beer sommelier Annable Smith, a meet-the-brewer event with Reddish’s Thirst Class Brewery, as well as the return of popular pub cellar tours.
If you would rather do things independently, there is a cask beer Ale Trail and a Mystery Pub competition with beery prizes. Themed and local beers are also featured in some pubs to mark Stockport Beer Week with both Stockport Brewing and Thirst Class Ales brewing special beers for the occasion.
Beer Week organiser, Chris Walkden said
After starting our Beer Week seven years ago, it has developed into a well-respected event in the town centre and as a showpiece for Stockport’s pubs and breweries. Many sponsors and partners now support the Beer Week to provide facilities, events and prizes.
“We all know the social and mental health benefits of going to the pub, so the Beer Week is designed to help people get back there safely. This could be either at face to face get-togethers or in their own time. There are plenty of events to choose from, so please support them if you can. If we don’t use our excellent pubs, we will lose them.”
A full programme of events can be found on the Stockport and South Manchester CAMRA website